National Dance Award winners announced
Winners include Gary Avis and Steven McRae.
Among the winners was Steven McRae who won the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award. Steven was nominated alongside Jon Goddard (Rambert Dance Company), Sergei Polunin (The Royal Ballet) and Edward Watson (The Royal Ballet). The Australian dancer’s upcoming performances include Romeo and Juliet, The Dream/Song of the Earth and La Fille mal gardée.
Gary Avis took the award for Outstanding Performance (Classical). Yonah Acosta (English National Ballet), Tobias Batley (Northern Ballet) and Esteban Berlanga (English National Ballet) were also nominated. Gary was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from University Campus Suffolk.
Choreographer Kim Brandstrup was also nominated for his piece, Invitus Invitam which he created for The Royal Ballet in October 2010.